Make this the year you declare independence from ordinary fireworks by taking in the one-of-a-kind display at the Disneyland® Resort.

For the Fourth of July holiday, Disney Parks Live Entertainment inject an extra dose of patriotism with All-American pre-shows, rousing music, and an unforgettable firework homage to our nation’s birthday!

The Disneyland® Park fireworks are as American as apple pie and so is their history. The first fireworks show at the Park kicked off in 1956 with the launch of a luminous pyrotechnics show called “Fantasy in the Sky” paving the way for more shows to follow. In 1961, our favorite pixie, Tinker Bell took her debut flight over Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Since then, Disney has always been known for taking entertainment to the next level and they’re still innovating. Shows feature breathtaking special effects including hypnotic fog and lasers, animated projections, and massive pyrotechnics.

While these fireworks will dazzle and amaze from any corner of the Park, some areas offer a unique perspective on the action. Consult our guide full of veteran Park knowledge to choose the location that best suits your crew, or if you’re a veteran Park goer yourself, perhaps you’ll find a new spot for viewing in a whole new way.

When it comes to planning your own 4th of July extravaganza, remember Disney® Visa® Cardmembers can enjoy the explosive fun while taking advantage of their card benefits. Cardmembers can save at the Disneyland® Park on festive food with 10% off at select dining locations most days.12 And 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at select locations gets you decked out in red, white, and blue for less.3 As always Disney Rewards Dollars are redeemable at select locations at Disneyland® Park toward everything from icy treats to summer favorites like burgers and popcorn or even items to help you light up the night like glow wands and July 4th Mickey ears!4 Not yet a Cardmember? Find out how the card can light up your family’s summer with amazing vacation perks.

So use this guide to scope out your perfect spot, practice your “ooohs” and “ahhhs”, and join us at the Disneyland® Resort for the most magical Fourth of July since 1776!

Disneyland fireworks viewing spots